Louisa boys basketball back in action

Teyachta Harris drives toward the basket during the Lions’ home game against Spotsylvania on Jan. 29.

 

Louisa County High School's boys’ basketball team was back in action on Jan. 29, hosting the Spotsylvania Knights for their first game since December.

Spotsylvania pulled to an early 6-0 lead, but a pair of three-point baskets from Nate Feagans quickly tied the score. The Lions stayed just ahead of the Knights until late in the quarter when they pulled ahead, leading 16-13. 

Feagans opened the second quarter with five points, including another three-pointer, while Terry Neely and Teyachta Harris each added baskets as the Lions cut Spotsylvania’s lead to 23-22 at halftime.

Armani Comfort got in on the three-point action in the first minute of the second half and Neely hit one of his own a minute later to pull Louisa ahead 28-25. They each added another three-point basket throughout the quarter, while Comfort, Feagans and Harris all hit baskets from inside the paint to pull ahead 42-38 by the end of the quarter.

The Knights started hitting three-pointers of their own in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter, putting up 12 points from outside the arch in just over two minutes of play to go ahead 50-47. Spotsylvania continued to widen the gap from there, taking the game 64-54.

“Our first game back wasn’t bad,” said coach Ray Hunter. “We played pretty well and kept our intensity up. We made a couple of mistakes, some bonehead plays and really just beat ourselves tonight.

“We’re going to take the positives we saw tonight and build on them,” he continued. “We did a good job of controlling the clock and playing our tempo. If we continue to do that and cut out the silly mistakes, we’ll be fine.”

Feagans led the Lions with 18 points. Neely added 13, Comfort had 11 and Harris put up 10.

The Lions traveled to Chancellor High School on Feb. 3 to take on the Chargers in a non-district matchup. Results were unavailable at press time. They close out their regular season at home on Feb. 5, hosting the Orange County Hornets. Action begins at 7:30 p.m.

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